Brock Holt

Brock Holt on MFB: 'Everyone in our clubhouse feels like we've still got a shot'

June 17, 2015 - 8:52 am
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Utility man Brock Holt joined Middays with MFB on Wednesday to talk about the Red Sox and the experience of hitting for the cycle Tuesday. To listen to the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

With regard to the season as a whole, Holt expressed some disappointment and frustration with the way the team has played. However, he said Tuesday's victory over the Braves provided a step in the right direction.

"It's one of those things, whenever things are going wrong, it feels like everything goes wrong. When it rains, it pours. It's our job to not think about that and try to stay as positive as we can. If something bad happens, put it past us and keep playing the game," Holt said. "That's what we're going to try to do.

"I think yesterday was a good step for us, especially offensively, putting together some good at-bats from pitch one to the last inning. And then obviously Wade [Miley] went out and did what he was supposed to do. I think yesterday was a good day for us overall."

Holt was definitive in his proclamation that the team is still capable of making a run and qualifying for the playoffs.

"Absolutely. I feel like everyone in our clubhouse feels like we've still got a shot. The season's not over for us. We're going to continue to play. Like I said, hopefully at the end of the day, we do our job and all those things will kind of take care of themselves."

Holt is confident that the players will continue to stick together and climb out of the hole they've dug themselves.

"All 25 guys and the coaching staff and John [Farrell] and Ben [Cherington] and everyone, we've all got each others' backs. We're all in this together. It's a team deal right now," he said. "We're all in this together and we're going to get out of it. We've got the right guys in place. It's just a matter of us doing our jobs every single day."

Holt described his mindset as he came to the plate in the eighth inning, needing a triple to complete the rare statistical feat.

"I wasn't going up there trying to hit a triple, but I knew if I got one in the gap somewhere I was going to put my head down and run as hard as I could," Holt said. "That ended up happening and I put it into sixth gear right after the crack of the bat and fortunately I was able to get in."

Asked if he would have stopped at second base instead of legging out the triple had he needed only a double to finish the cycle, Holt said he wasn't sure.

"I'm glad that wasn't the situation. I'm glad I needed the triple so I could just keep running. Obviously all my teammates said, 'Heck yeah, you would have fallen down or tripped between second and third and get thrown out at third.' I don't know what I would have done. I think a home run, a single and two triples is a pretty nice day, too," he said.

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